Hallowed Crown's Colette Claims the Golden Eagle

Mark Smith - Saturday October 31

 There was no black-type, so Godolphin will have to be satisfied with the $4,100,000 winners cheque as last seasons ATC Australian Oaks heroine Colette provided Koby Jennings with a career highlight in the  $7,500,000 Iron Jack Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill.

A career highlight for Koby Jennings (Steve Hart)

Revelling in the heavy ground, Colette stormed home to deny the 4yo Sacred Falls mare Icebath by a short-head with the Dawn Approach (IRE) entire Dawn Passage three-quarters of a length back in third.

Winning trainer James Cummings said he rang Jennings during the week to see if he would take the ride.

“He was so relaxed I asked him was he fishing. He said 'no I’m not, but as a matter of fact I’m watching a fishing show,” Cummings revealed.

“I knew I had a pretty relaxed customer on this horse.

“She is a super mare.

“We had a plan for this spring carnival. We wanted to keep the speed in her legs. She freshened up beautifully since the Epsom.

“Anyone with a pencil in their hand can work out it was too short. She ended up finding a way on the heavy track. We got the solidly run race we hoped for.

“I just said (to Koby) let the race unfold from the half-mile like it was mile and a half race and she will eat up the ground late. He kept his head, and she savaged the line. She looked like (her sire) Hallowed Crown there in the last 100m.

“This farm has just the most amazing record. This crop of horses now has won the Golden Gift, the Golden Slipper, Golden Rose and the grand slam of the Golden Eagle.”

James cummings and Koby Jennings (Steve Hart)

Colette advances her record to five wins and two seconds from 11 starts with earnings of $4,695,330.

The daughter of Hallowed Crown is a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Metastasio, and is the best of six winners from unraced Singspiel mare Libretto, from a strong European family.

Libretto was pensioned in 2019 and Colette is her final foal.

Her sire Hallowed Crown began his career at Darley before moving to Twin Hills Stud.

A half-brother to successful stallion Needs Further from the family of champion sire Zabeel, Hallowed Crown stands at a fee of $11,000. 


Race Result - Iron Jack Golden Eagle 1500m

Rosehill Track: Heavy(9) Time: 1:32.67
T: James Cummings J: K Jennings 55.5
4m Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Libretto (IRE) (Singspiel (IRE))
T: Brad Widdup J: Tom Sherry 55.5
4m Sacred Falls (NZ) x Fabulist (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Jadeskye Racing / Brad Widdup Racing / Samaco Racing
Dawn Passage
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 57.5
4h Dawn Approach (IRE) x Raja Lane (AUS) (Devaraja (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA
B: A Bott / G Waterhouse / Blue Sky Bloodstock P/L (FBAA)
All Saints' Eve
T: J A O'Shea J: S Clipperton 55.5
4m Sacred Falls (NZ) x Halloween (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: J Innes Jnr 57.5
4h Snitzel (AUS) x Bennetta (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
T: G & A Williams J: J Parr 57.5
4g Sebring (AUS) x Stormy Nova (AUS) (Metal Storm (FR))
T: J G Sargent J: Regan Bayliss 57.5
4h Burgundy (NZ) x Wansesingyee (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
T: James Cummings J: K S Latham 57.5
4g Lonhro (AUS) x Youthful Presence (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
T: J G Sargent J: J R Collett 55.5
4m Sebring (AUS) x Doulmera (USA) (Mr. Greeley (USA))
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 55.5
4m Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Glissade (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: B Avdulla 57.5
4g Proisir (AUS) x Giardini (NZ) (Perfectly Ready (AUS))
Sierra Sue
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: N Rawiller 55.5
4m Darci Brahma (NZ) x Centree (NZ) (Centaine (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: R Dolan 57.5
4h Snitzel (AUS) x Hollow Bullet (AUS) (Tayasu Tsuyoshi (JPN))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $350,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Harras Syndicate/Mulcaster Bloodstock
T: G & A Williams J: G Schofield 57.5
4g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Storm Alert (AUS) (Metal Storm (FR))
Alligator Blood
T: David Vandyke J: Ryan Maloney 57.5
4g All Too Hard (AUS) x Lake Superior (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Ezybonds No 1 Syndicate
T: C J Waller J: J Ford 55.5
4m Rip Van Winkle (IRE) x Notice Received (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
T: C J Waller J: Tommy Berry 55.5
4m Adelaide (IRE) x Starspangled (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Bowness Stud, Young
B: Anton Koolman Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Just Thinkin'
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Ms K O'Hara 57.5
4g So You Think (NZ) x Nothin' Leica Cat (NZ) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
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